Alison took up the post of Chief Executive of The Crown Estate on 1 January 2012, and was reappointed on 1 January 2016.
Alison worked on the London 2012 Games for over 8 years, originally as part of the bid team and then subsequently as Director of Design and Regeneration at the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA). Previous roles have included Chief Executive of Sheffield One and Project Director of Manchester Millennium. She was awarded a CBE for services to urban regeneration in 2004 and a DBE for public service and services to the Exchequer in 2019.
Alison is a Non-Executive Director at Berkeley Group, a Trustee of UK Green Building Council and Chair of the CBI’s Economic Growth Board. She is also a Council Member of Imperial College London and Chair of its White City Syndicate.